Beach selfy 🏄 #beach #goldcoast (at Broadbeach Beach)
Derweze, also known as the door to hell, is a 70 meter wide hole in the middle of the Karakum desert in Turkmenistan. The hole was formed in 1971 when a team of soviet geologists had their drilling rig collapse when they hit a cavern filled with natural gas. In an attempt to avoid poisonous discharge, they decided to burn it off, thinking that the gas would be depleted in only a few days. Derweze is still burning today
and people honestly think drilling in the arctic/anywhere is a good idea? people really think this is better than solar? people think that this doesn’t affect the environment?
The Loneliest Whale in the World.
In 2004, The New York Times wrote an article about the loneliest whale in the world. Scientists have been tracking her since 1992 and they discovered the problem:
She isn’t like any other baleen whale. Unlike all other whales, she doesn’t have friends. She doesn’t have a family. She doesn’t belong to any tribe, pack or gang. She doesn’t have a lover. She never had one. Her songs come in groups of two to six calls, lasting for five to six seconds each. But her voice is unlike any other baleen whale. It is unique—while the rest of her kind communicate between 12 and 25hz, she sings at 52hz. You see, that’s precisely the problem. No other whales can hear her. Every one of her desperate calls to communicate remains unanswered. Each cry ignored. And, with every lonely song, she becomes sadder and more frustrated, her notes going deeper in despair as the years go by.
Just imagine that massive mammal, floating alone and singing—too big to connect with any of the beings it passes, feeling paradoxically small in the vast stretches of empty, open ocean.
This just made me sad, she is beautiful!
PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN THIS AUSTRALIAN PIGGERY!
In May-July 2012, activists from Animal Liberation ACT & NSW installed cameras and documented cruelty in Wally’s Piggery NSW, just a short drive from Canberra.
The piggery was found to be in breach of many state laws; additionally, the farm was in complete filth and disrepair, with many piglets and sows suffering injuries or death due to beatings by employees, the crumbling structure, and a high prevalence of disease.
Sows showed signs of distress and malnourishment including chewing on the metal bars of their tiny stalls in which they are unable to turn around (and some, due to their size and injuries, have difficulty standing up). Dead piglets had been left in the stalls with their mothers for so long they had started to decompose.
The owner kills pigs in the on-site slaughter room by beating them multiple times with a sledgehammer (no captive bolt or stun gun was used, nor were any found on the property), or shooting the larger pigs, then hacking at their throats, and leaving to casually talk to his employees while the pigs slowly die from blood loss. Some take upwards of six minutes from the first hit before they stop screaming and thrashing.
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This is a homeless guy who lives on a bridge in Dublin City. Last week his rabbit was grabbed from him and thrown into the river below.. the River Liffey. Which is one of the most horrible rivers in Ireland. The currents are really strong and it’s filthy.. Anyway, as soon as the rabbit hit the water this guy was already hurdling off the bridge and towards the freezing river to save her. After hitting the water and successfully locating her, he proceeding to pump air back into her, making her regain consciousness and basically come back to life. I was talking to him today along with another woman and she asked “Why in the name of God did you jump into the water? Did you not think about it?!” and straight away he replied with “No. I didn’t stop to think. I just jumped. It was an instinct.. I needed to save her.”
For saving the rabbit, he was given the ‘compassionate citizen award’ by the charity Aran. The guy who threw the rabbit in the river has been charged with animal cruelty.
The homeless man was also given carrots for his rabbit and dog food for his dog. They also offered him a job.
This is a great man.
Rabbits shouldn’t really eat carrots but ok. Still an amazing story C: